My business is a little cloak-and-dagger.
I drink so much, I don't walk -- I merely stagger."
-- Alien Sex Fiend, I Walk the Line
Death Guild's 20th Anniversary was quite "the bomb" (as the kids say... or said ten years ago, anyway). It got just crowded enough, in my opinion, to feel like an important event -- which it was.
I think I would have enjoyed it significantly more in the company of someone I'm no longer involved with, though, which is unfortunate. Yes, even a goth super-villain occasionally "haz a sad" (understatement of the year).
Mostly, though, I was really excited to have an opportunity to check out some changes to the DNA Lounge that I've been putting off seeing for entirely too long (as some of you may remember, I missed the Halloween bash that was the "opening night" of those changes -- and I hadn't managed to make it out there since, either). Now that they have those extra two dance floors (and bars to accompany them), it just further diversifies the number of choices available for music to dance to and people to dance with when going out on a Monday night. Also, it means DNA can fit more people in, across the board. So win-win.
Also, a lot of excellent people were there -- some I hadn't seen in some time, others I got to meet for the first time, along with a not-insignificant portion of the Sacramento Contingent, who are awesome folks.
In fact, I even got some positive feedback concerning SFGothic, which warmed my filthy, black little heart. As a reminder, darklings, I'm always open to hearing your thoughts, ideas, about your favorite club or some event I've missed on the listings, and even the odd compliment or two via the Comment Box in the Contact Us portion of the site.
In other news:
I'd apologize for my latest lapse of bloggery, if I wasn't fairly certain that most of you had not become accustomed to (if not entirely tolerant of) my bouts of unwarranted silence.
In explanation, though, I've been spending a lot of time focusing on other projects.
The first is, unfortunately, looking for a "real job" so that I can afford to go to all these awesome events that I keep advertising. It's gotten to be an issue in the last couple of months that financial concerns have stopped me from enjoying clubs and shows that I'd otherwise not think twice about attending. Needless to say, this is an unpleasant and laborious process which has, so far, availed me of little but further frustration with the world around me.
The second is that I'm preparing, sometime in the near future, to begin another website devoted almost solely to the scribblings of my slightly less-villainous (but still freakishly handsome) alter-ego. When that happens, my fellow darklings, I'll be sure to post a link here on the site (and probably in a blog entry, too). The centerpiece is intended to be a serialized tale of grim fantasy, but I'll probably punish the world with three decades'-worth of accumulated bad poetry and other bits of fiction as well, in addition to talking about all those silly authorial things like process and inspiration and art and whatnot.
Obviously, my intention is to keep SFGothic running as well. I am, of course, willing to consider taking on evil minions who would be up to helping me keep track of all the awesome that the Bay Area's Goth-Industrial scene has to offer.
3/22 - Double Feature of REPO! The Genetic Opera and The Devil's Carnival in Sacramento!
3/23 - Dangerous Beauties Bellydance in San Francisco (this might already be sold out if you don't have your ticket yet).
3/27 - Mindless Self Indulgence at the Ace of Spades in Sacramento.
3/29 - Dancing Ghosts' 6 Year Anniversary in San Francisco!
3/30 - Sevendust, Coal Chamber, and Lacuna Coil at the Regency Ballroom in SF.
4/05 - The start of Lumen Obscura III in San Jose. Runs until the 7th and yours truly will be MCing at least one of the performances.
4/06 - PEERS' Paris at Midnight Ball in San Mateo (for you social dancers).
4/12 - SOLACE!!! at the Prop Box Studio in Oakland.
4/15 - Dead Can Dance at Davies Hall in San Francisco.
Hope to see you out there in the shadows, meine Lieben!
-- Mr. M.